Never seen this before
Posted by episode81 on November 9, 2009
I visited a friend this morning to use her knitting equipment. She has a swift and winder – used to convert a wool skein into a ball. If you start knitting from a skein, it gets tangled and you spend more time untangling than knitting. Not good. It does beg the question, why sell tangly skeins? You need to wind it into a ball, preferably with a swift. The alternative is to either put the skein on your feet (or a friend’s hands) and wind manually. Also not good.
Anywho, I digress …
While I was there, winding my balls, my friend showed me her new craft project – a handbag made from some leftover fabric. Nice. She showed me the pattern and it is awesome! The bag is fine, but check out those spats! I had no idea that this was all the rage in the 70’s. Remarkable. I have only ever seen them on Poirot before. Who knew?